Othman Alkassabi – CEO The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya)
“The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) refer to the essential aspects of our daily sustainable work. As one of the leading Saudi insurance companies, we attach great importance to anchoring sustainable action in the three dimensions: environmental, social and governance. The three facets are reflected in our Strategy 2025 and are the link between our strategic initiatives. Our sustainability report, published for the first time, reflects our sustainable actions and our further ambitions. Measured against this, we would like to further align our business model to sustainability and offer our customers sustainable solutions.“
Jeff Goy – President and CEO Wawanesa Insurance
“Climate change and broader sustainability issues are impacting us every day and continue to pose increasing risks to the livelihoods and health of our members and communities. As one of Canada’s largest mutual insurance companies, we are well positioned to use our expertise to act and inspire others to join us in building a safer, healthier, more sustainable future for our members and communities. In collaboration with the UNEP and other PSI signatories, we will use our expertise, resources, and partnerships to drive positive environmental and social outcomes through our insurance products and services, investments, and business operations.“
Mac Armstrong – CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board Palomar Insurance Holdings
“Palomar is built on a culture of agility, innovation, and problem-solving, aligning with PSI’s mission for a resilient, sustainable, society. As a leader in specialty insurance, we are one link in a vital chain of community resilience. As such, we aim to set an example for other companies of our size by joining the PSI. We strive to integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations into our operations to strengthen our organization and the communities we serve. Through our partnership with PSI, we’ll work alongside other industry leaders to contribute to a more responsible insurance landscape.“
Neville Koopowitz – CEO Vitality UK
“Vitality UK, as part of the Discovery Group was founded with a core purpose to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Our shared value business model, which seeks to drive positive behaviour change to deliver better outcomes for individuals, our business and wider society, is aligned with the aims of the PSI to drive a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable society. We are delighted to be part of the PSI to share our expertise and help shape best practice on creating sustainable insurance.”
Kevin Strain – President and CEO of Sun Life
“As an insurer with more than 150 years of experience, Sun Life is proud to support the UNEP-FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We’re committed to driving sustainability considerations in our business decisions and operations, and at the same time, addressing ESG issues to create a positive impact for our Clients, employees and society. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with our peers in the insurance industry around the world. Working together, we can do our part to move toward a sustainable future.“
Simon Price – CEO of the DIFC Insurance Association
“Becoming an official supporting institution for the UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance is a milestone moment for our members in the DIFC and for the Gulf region. It shows our commitment to making sure the insurance industry plays its full role in enabling a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable economy, both locally and globally. I congratulate everyone in our association and look forward to the continued responsible growth of our members’ businesses.“
William Spiegel – Group CEO of R&Q Insurance Holdings Ltd.
“Sustainability is a key strategic driver for R&Q and we are aiming to ensure that our business and the decisions and actions we take benefit our customers, our people, our partners and the wider society and environment. We are pleased to have taken the decision to join the UN PSI as a signatory and look forward to working collaboratively to tackle new challenges and to contribute to providing solutions in building a better future.”
Jean-François Chalifoux – President and CEO of Beneva
“At Beneva, a company rooted in mutualism, our commitment to sustainability reflects our firm intention to participate in an economic development that is more than ever socially responsible and respectful of the environment and the planet. By joining forces with the UN’s NZIA and PSI, we proudly contribute to building a better tomorrow for generations to come.
The accomplishments stemming from this initiative will not only benefit our members, clients and partners, but they will also be shared with the society.”
John Fowle – CEO of Chaucer Group
“At Chaucer, we believe we have a pivotal role to play in the sustainability transition, for both people and planet, and we have already begun to make great advances across both these dimensions.
We are proud to sign up to the Principles for Responsible Investment which strongly align with Chaucer’s existing ESG strategy. We are committed to working with our industry colleagues to create a sustainable and resilient future for all”
Patrick Gatonga – Group CEO of AAR Insurance Holdings Ltd.
“AAR Insurance Holdings and its subsidiary companies seek to sustainably safeguard the health and wealth of every household in Africa. We believe that our Business should positively impact all our stakeholders, and have therefore incorporated ESG as a core part of our business model. We therefore intentionally ensure that we not only make a difference for our customers and shareholders, but that we do it in genuine ways that protect our planet, create a better and more equitable society, while upholding the highest standards of corporate governance. We are honoured to commit to sustainable insurance through our PSI membership.”
Patricia Ayuela– CEO of Linea Directa Aseguradora S.A.
“Línea Directa’s culture is characterized by its strong commitment to society. Since 1995, it has become a leader in the fight against accidents in Spain, contributing to improving Road Safety. In the next three-year period 2023-2025, the company has among its objectives to encourage sustainable growth from an ESG perspective, becoming a key player in the insurance sector and society.”
Kamaludin Ahmad – CEO of Etiqa International Holdings
“In 2019, Etiqa responded to the call by the Malaysian Central Bank (Bank Negara Malaysia) for companies to adopt Value Based Intermediation (VBI), which is the Islamic equivalent of ESG. Since then, we have implemented sustainable practices and embraced our position in balancing the equation between People, Planet & Profit, in the way that we carry out our Insurance & Takaful business. Our four-year journey between 2019 to 2022 saw us establishing our sustainability governance, spreading sustainability awareness, tracking our sustainability related baselines & moving towards external facing sustainable initiatives. We are honoured now to be able to declare to the global community that we are ready to disclose our sustainability progress transparently according to the 4 Principles of the PSI in line with our Purpose Statement of ‘Making the World a Better Place’.”
Raul Vargas – President and CEO of Farmers Group, Inc.
“Farmers is committed to operating in a way that positively impacts our customers, our employees and communities by incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into our business. We are honored to become the first U.S.‐based insurer to sign the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and hope to amplify the impact of our efforts by inspiring others in the insurance industry to follow our example.”
Adrian Gore- CEO of Discovery Group
“Discovery was founded with a core purpose to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Our shared value business model, which seeks to drive positive behaviour change to deliver better outcomes for individuals, our business and wider society, is aligned with the aims of the PSI to drive a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable society. With 30 million members in 40 markets around the world, we are delighted to be part of the PSI to share our expertise and help shape best practice on creating sustainable insurance.”
Franck Baron- CEO of Odeon Insurance Re
“At International SOS, we support our clients through uncertain times, helping them keep their global workforce safe in a world of altered risk profiles. As market leaders, we want to be exemplary in all aspects of our business, driving positive change and being a force for good. As International SOS’ inhouse (re)insurance company, Odeon Re firmly believes that it will support our Group’s ESG goals by becoming a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance.”
Ezekiel Abiola Ekundayo- Group Managing Director / CEO of WAICA Re
“WAICA Re is committed and excited to drive and implement sustainable practices in its business and underwriting decisions. We see our membership of the UN PSI as a positive step in ensuring a sustainable environment. Our slogan is ’Together Towards Tomorrow’’, which gives credence to our mandate in ensuring we protect the environment and act responsibly. ”
Luca Filippone- CEO of Reale Group
“For Reale Group, sustainability means building on our 195 year-long culture and history of mutual solidarity to generate intentional, measurable, and additional positive impacts towards our stakeholders, the environment, and the communities in which the Group operates. By joining PSI, we want to join forces to contribute to the transition towards a sustainable, equitable and just future for all by committing to fully integrate these principles into our ESG strategy, our corporate culture, and our entire value chain.”
François Beaume- CEO of Sonepar
“Sonepar is taking the next step in its strategic transformation, aiming to provide an omnichannel digital experience for all our customers, promote best in class sustainability and ensure a diverse an inclusive working environment for associates. Sonepar’s inhouse reinsurance company, Sonepar International Re, is playing a growing role in this transformation. Becoming a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance is a step towards achieving our goals.”
Salem Al-Mannai – CEO of QIC
“QIC strives to create a sustainable business while contributing to global economic resilience and is conscious of the impact on climate, biodiversity, poverty, education, and ethical standards. QIC intends to leave a positive footprint and becoming a signatory of the ‘Principle for Sustainable Insurance’ helps QIC integrate ESG-compliant and sustainable behaviour throughout its value chain. Together with our stakeholders, we shall work towards achieving a resilient, sustainable, and inclusive society”
Trevor Carvey – CEO of Conduit Reinsurance Limited
“At Conduit, we aim to lead by example in supporting the transition to a sustainable economy and focus on the long-term benefit of all of our stakeholders. Consistency, collaboration and transparency are key and the Principles for Sustainable Insurance provide a relevant framework to frame our industry’s environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.”
Antonio Garcia – Chairman of Gaviota Re S.A.
“Gaviota, a reinsurance company of Repsol Group, is committed to moving forward for a sustainable world and therefore, pioneer in implementing a Sustainability Strategy by incorporating into its businesses the best ethical, environmental, social and governance practices in alignment with international standards. We are honored to be part of this initiative with the aim of tackling new challenges and be able to contribute to providing solutions in building a better future.”
Henrik Høye – CEO of Protector Forsikring ASA
“Protector Forsikring ASA is a responsible company, and achieving sustainability is a key part of that responsibility. The positive contributions are made through specific and targeted actions that are well aligned with financial incentives as a P&C insurer. We commit to people and employee engagement, climate efficient options, climate resilience and responsible business behaviour. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance accelerates our commitment, through creating a common perspective for the wider insurance community and enhancing our understanding of emerging sustainability risks and opportunities. We look forward to collaborating with the community on creating a sustainable society.”
Rogério Henriques – CEO of Fidelidade-Companhia de Seguros, S.A.
“Nothing is more needed today than joining forces for a more sustainable business approach. At Fidelidade, with more than 200 years of history, we believe that sustainability is at the core of our business, as a condition for our resilience, and we want to be a relevant and active agent in the transition to a more sustainable society, economy and planet. Therefore, as a responsible insurer and investor, Fidelidade is proud to be a signatory to the PSI. This step demonstrates our path and commitment to take the ESG criteria into our decision-making process, that we are commitment to working more collaboratively for sustainable change (with the other signatories) and to have a more transparent progress.”
John Tiner – Chairman of Ardonagh Group Holdings Ltd.
“Ardonagh is proud to be the first UK independent insurance broker of scale to become a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. The insurance industry has a vital role to play in helping tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and as a best-in-class provider we are looking forward to joining other sector leaders and playing our full part in addressing them.”
Zorana Pejcic – CEO of Dunav Re
Reinsurance company Dunav Re a.d.o. aim to contribute to the UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative as an international reinsurer and to encourage others in the (re)insurance industry to develop their approach to ESG issues further. We believe that the insurance industry can play a more valuable role to economies and society by extending analysis and understanding of risk, to cover ESG issues. We hereby confirm our approval of the Four Principles of Sustainable Insurance and will make an annual disclosure of the progress in implementing the Principles and the key actions undertaken in the previous year.
Mark Cloutier – Group CEO and Chairman of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited
In 2020, Aspen confirmed its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact by joining this initiative and engaging in collaborative projects that put these principles into action. Today, we extend that commitment by becoming a signatory of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance and will be making these principles an integral part of our ESG strategy, our culture and day-to-day operations. We look forward to partnering with the UNEP and other signatories, who are equally dedicated and are taking responsible business action to create a more sustainable world.
Yeo Seung-Joo – President & CEO of Hanwha Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Being the first Korea life insurer founded in 1946, we are making strides socially, environmentally and economically, and in other areas to become a global, sustainably managed insurer.
Based on our Hanwha’s core values of Challenge, Dedication and Integrity, we are strongly committed to support and endorse UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance that help and promote the international insurance community to truly involve in making the world a better place.
Mathias Kleuker – CEO of LVM Versicherung
For LVM, sustainability means assuming long-term and holistic responsibility for people and the environment as a reliable partner. By joining PSI, we want to proof that we are making our contribution to a sustainable future by embedding ESG in our business operations and motivating our partners to act sustainably.
Sebastian Stark – CFO of the VHV Group
“The VHV Group gives strong support to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in creating a global framework to promote sustainable insurance. We are greatly honored to be part of this initiative.
The VHV Group sees the shaping of the economy as a substantive pillar of societies towards a sustainable future as a central challenge and obligation. Based on our culture and history of mutual solidarity, the VHV Group therefore assumes responsibility for the social and ecological challenges of our time. To this end, we even more integrate ecological and social issues into the management and governance of our company. We see this as our contribution to a successful transformation towards a low-emission and societal responsible economy.”
Michael Garvey – CEO of IPB Insurance
“IPB is delighted to sign up to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. As the largest mutual insurer in Ireland IPB’s founding purpose is to protect and safeguard the interests of our Members by fully integrating environmental, social and governance aspects into how we operate our business. These Principles are the building blocks of IPB Sustainability Strategy and our six sustainability commitments. IPB are excited to be part of this initiative and look forward to developing Insurance solutions to meet our Members Sustainability needs”.
Daniel Glaser – President and CEO of the Marsh & McLennan Companies
“Like the UNEP FI, Marsh McLennan firmly believes the insurance industry is a noble industry, one that helps protect society, fosters innovation and underpins economic development. Our company has an important role to play in supporting a sustainable society, which is why environmental, social and governance considerations have been a formal part of our decision-making since 2008. Becoming a signatory to the PSI further strengthens our ESG commitments”.
Ulrich Leitermann – CEO of Signal Iduna Group
“After having signed the Principles for Responsible Investment, I am very proud the SIGNAL IDUNA Group is signing the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. In our sustainability strategy, we have set ourselves the goal of offering products with sustainable product features and comprehensive solutions for sustainably oriented customers in all major lines of business and in advisory service. Dialog and exchange with our stakeholders is also essential in order to develop forward-looking solutions. The signing of the PSI underpins the goals we have already anchored in the SIGNAL IDUNA Group.”
Grzegorz Buczkowski – President of AMICE
“Sustainability and long-term protection are at the heart of the mutual/cooperative insurance model. On behalf of mutual and cooperatives insurers across Europe, AMICE supports and encourages the commitments and ambitions of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance to ensure transparency, accountability and the future security of policyholders, society and economies. AMICE believes that sustainability is crucial for a viable future for all.”
Chang Jae Shin – CEO of KYOBO LIFE INSURANCE CO., LTD.
“We, Kyobo Life, understand and recognize the corporate social responsibility ‘to promote communal growth and development with all of our stakeholders.’ To act on the belief, we became the first life insurer in Korea to establish sustainability management system and integrate the system into our overall management and business operation. We are proud to be a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), being a part of international effort for a sustainable future. As a member, we are committed to the implementation of the principles and incorporation of ESG issues into our overall business management. With all of our stakeholders, Kyobo Life will strive to benefit the environment and society and eventually make the world a better place with a more confident future.”
Dr. Baghayo Saqware – Executive Chairperson of ACISP
“ACISP is a value adding PSI supporting institution who will provide members with training, certification, research, professional advise and publications in sustainable insurance arena. This accreditation marks a new dawn to both ACISP and UNEP PSI members (including potential) as an addition of leverage to propel insurance dimension of SDGs forward not only in Africa, but across the globe.”
Juan C. Andrade – President and CEO of Everest Re Group, Ltd.
“As a further demonstration of our commitment toward environmental, social, and governance issues, Everest is honored and pleased to become a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We are committed to continuing to help address the ESG challenges which confront us as a global reinsurance and insurance organization, in addition to our continuing commitment to promote the well-being of our environment, employees, customers and other stakeholders. Accordingly, we are proud to formally commit to the four principles of the PSI.”
Heidi Delobelle – CEO of AG Insurance
“As an insurer with an almost 200-year history, AG is very proud to support the UNEP-FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Insurance is in itself a business of great societal relevance, still we need to go further: AG believes it is key to meet the needs of all its stakeholders not only today, but also in the future. Therefore, AG formally integrated sustainability and long-term thinking in the company’s strategy and its day-to-day activities.”
Olli Lehtilä – CEO of Pohjola Insurance
“At Pohjola Insurance, we want to be our customers’ risk management partner and preventant in everyday life, work and traffic. Being a risk management partner also means supporting our customers to make sustainable choices.”
Aki Hussain – CEO of Hiscox Group
“At Hiscox, being a responsible business matters to us and as PSI members we look forward to contributing to our industry’s continued development. There is much still to be done but transparency and accountability on environmental, social and governance issues is vital to driving progress and supporting the transitioning economy in a sensible and sustainable way.”
Jesper Andersson – CEO Löf
“At Löf, as the main insurer of patient injuries in Sweden, we work every day to reduce the number of injuries in Swedish healthcare and improve patient safety. Sustainability is at the very core of what we do and how we want to operate. It is our belief that the Principles for Sustainable Insurance will be a great asset in the continuous improvement of our society, the financial industry and Löf as a company.”
Philippe Grulois – President of IVR
“As IVR we strongly support the goal of achieving the transition to net zero emissions by 2050. All parties involved in the inland navigation sector should work together. Insuring new initiatives towards a sustainable future should be supported and carefully taken into account. IVR would like to contribute in this discussion and continue to be an innovating platform.”
Qingwei Kong – Chairman of the Board, CHINA PACIFIC INSURANCE (GROUP) CO., LTD.
Aiming for the vision “to be the best in customer experience, business quality and risk control capabilities, achieving industry leadership in healthy and steady development ”, we are committed to creating value for customers, employees, shareholders, society, business partners and environment, and translating social responsibility into drivers of sustainable development.
Andy Lennard – Chairman of Texel Holdings Limited
“The Texel Group has a proud history of being a market leader in matters of corporate social responsibility and we are delighted to be the first specialist credit & political risk insurance broker to become a signatory of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. It is critical that the insurance industry takes a position of leadership to overcome the environmental crisis facing our planet. We are very much looking forward to future cooperation and collaboration with our fellow signatories to ensure we all rise to meet the challenges ahead.”
Philippe Dumont – CEO of Crédit Agricole Assurances
“By signing up to the PSI we are taking a step further in our commitment to sustainable insurance. In light of the major social and environmental challenges facing our societies, we are fully convinced of the positive impact of incorporating ESG criteria into all our activities”
Michèle Rodoni – CEO of La Mobilière Ltd
“La Mobilière’s corporate ethos, rooted in our history as a mutual insurer, means that we take a responsible stance towards clients, employees and civil society. Long-term thinking and conduct have always been part of our corporate culture, and we firmly believe that compelling, sustainable solutions can emerge by bringing together and combining different skills. By signing the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, we are again voicing our commitment to sustainability. We look forward to talking and cooperating within the framework of this initiative.”
In Tae Kim – CEO of Nonghyup Life Insurance Co.,Ltd
“NongHyup Life Insurance is proud to participate in the implementation of the international standard principles through the signing of the UNEP FI PSI. Since the importance of ESG management in consideration of the environment, society, and governance is emerging worldwide, we want to establish a sustainable management system that enables actual ESG management over the long term.
It is expected to lay the foundation for sustainable growth and become an insurance company beneficial to all stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.”
Ki-Hwan Kim – CEO of KB Insurance
“We, at KB Insurance, believe that the insurance sector has a critical role to play in tackling climate change to help safeguard our clients and people and ensure sustainable futures.We are committed to integrating ESG across all our business activities as we firmly believe that ESG integration is instrumental to our long-term success and sustainable future.We are proud to become a signatory to the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance, joining the global efforts to help address most pressing issues of our time and create a better world for our future generations.”
Norbert Rollinger – CEO of R+V Versicherung AG
“For R+V as an insurance company integrated in the mutual bank organization, acting responsibly towards the environment, employees, customers and society has always been a matter of course. Because the basic cooperative idea combines economic success with socially responsible action. As the cooperative insurer in the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken Cooperative Financial Network, we support and promote sustainable transformation processes of our customers and society. We are convinced that the urgent questions of our time can only be solved collectively. To join an even larger community of institutions deeply committed to a sustainable future, R+V has become a signatory of PSI.”
MN Sarma – Secretary General, Secretary General General Insurance Council, India
“For R+V as an insurance company integrated in the mutual bank organization, acting responsibly towards the environment, employees, customers and society has always been a matter of course. Because the basic cooperative idea combines economic success with socially responsible action. As the cooperative insurer in the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken Cooperative Financial Network, we support and promote sustainable transformation processes of our customers and society. We are convinced that the urgent questions of our time can only be solved collectively. To join an even larger community of institutions deeply committed to a sustainable future, R+V has become a signatory of PSI.”
Wilma de Bruijn – General Manager, European Alliance Partners Company AG
“The European Alliance Partners Company is proud to become a supporting institution of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We believe that these principles will foster collaboration and leverage sustainability among our Partners. We are certain that being part of this community will generate impactful opportunities and accelerate sustainable innovation across our Alliance.”
Lee Yuan Siong – Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group
“At AIA, we believe that supporting the sustainable development of our communities is one of the most important things we can do, today and in the future. By signing the Principles, we are reinforcing our commitment to drive tangible, measurable and reportable ESG outcomes within our businesses.
As a trusted partner, we have made a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our customers in Asia for more than a century. Our ESG Strategy is focused on key areas where we can make a material difference: Health and Wellness, Sustainable Investment, People and Culture, Green Operations and Effective Governance. I am confident that our clear focus enables us to play a leading role in creating a more sustainable tomorrow and helps millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.”
Tony Karlström – CEO of Alandia
“As we are an insurance company with focus on Marine, Cargo and Leisure Boat insurance with over 80 years of experience in providing marine insurance expertise and claims service to our customers in a committed and sustainable way, we are honoured to having been accepted signatory members of the UN PSI. Our way forward is to embed environmental, social and governance issues in our decision-making and to encourage our customers to do likewise and to support the protective measures for the marine environment jointly with the insurance industry”
Sylvia Oliveira – Chair of Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers
“The BILTIR association advocates for Bermuda’s life insurance and annuity industry. Our members seek to support ESG initiatives in many ways, such as deliberate product design that rewards positive lifestyle changes; structured solutions that prevent an aging demographic from outliving its savings; risk mitigation of underfunded DB pension plans; and asset reallocation in favour of renewable energy infrastructure investments. Our association is also an ardent advocate and supporter of the power of education to close opportunity gaps. BILTIR looks forward to working with UNEP FI and PSI to play a proactive part in the pursuit of a more sustainable society.”
Richard Pryce – CEO of QBE Insurance Group Limited
“Giving people the confidence to achieve their ambitions is central to QBE’s purpose. We know that an ongoing commitment to the sustainability of our business is a pre-requisite to our stakeholders placing their trust in QBE, and that we must make a positive contribution to the economies and communities in which we operate. Being a signatory to the PSI will provide a framework to further embed environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making across QBE. I am confident the Principles will assist us in forging stronger and more enduring partnerships with our customers.”
Jörg Asmussen – CEO of the German Insurance Association (GDV)
“Becoming a supporting institution of PSI marks a milestone for GDV. It shows that we take sustainability seriously, not only in investment, but also in our core business: the assumption of risk. The PSI principles are most important to integrate ESG in insurance business and will help our members to adjust their businesses in a sustainable way.”
Martin Shaw – CEO of Financial Mutuals
“The mutual insurance sector in the UK has a long pedigree of working in the best interests of its customers- who are also its owners- and for the benefit of the communities it operates in. By becoming a supporting institution for the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance, the Association of Financial Mutuals is reinforcing that commitment. We aim to help our members share from the wider experience of UN PSI to add to their growing knowledge of ESG factors, and to better meet the needs of society today.”
Javier Suarez Esparragoza – CEO of Seguros Bolivar
“Seguros Bolivar is committed to achieving inclusive economic growth, in which no one is left behind from the benefits of development, while taking care of the planet.
We recognize that to stay relevant over time is only possible if the context in which we operate is equally prosperous, equitable, safe and resilient, and that, as insurers, we play an important role in generating the conditions for the development of this favorable environment.
Our active participation as signatories of the PSI, is a further commitment on our path to generate solutions that can help solve the ESG challenges of the society.”
Oliver Schoeller – CEO of Gothaer Versicherungsbank VVaG
“The 200-year history of the company shows Gothaer’s strength in combining insurance excellence and innovation. Gothaer has moved into a market leadership role in insuring and therefore growing the alternative energy sector. We understand our key role on the road to a sustainable economy. As a link between the financial and real economy, we must positively influence financial flows in the direction of sustainability and support companies on their transition into low-carbon economy by insuring their risks. Gothaer has set out on this path and as a signatory of UNEP FI PSI we aim to integrate sustainability further within our value chain.”
Jeon Young-muk – CEO of Samsung Life Insurance
“As a leading insurer in South Korea, Samsung Life Insurance has been contributing to the sound development of society through our challenges and innovations to secure the future of customers beyond insurance. Signing the PSI, we are proud to be part of the collaborative efforts of global insurance industry for building more resilient and sustainable future. We will continue to strengthen responsible business practices that incorporate ESG issues so that we can deliver long-term values for our stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and shareholders.”
Mark Napier – CEO of FSD Africa
“As experts in managing long-term complex risks, the insurance industry has an important leadership role to play in helping the financial industry and society more generally sustainably navigate complex ESG risks. The UNEP PSI provides the principles and tools to enable the insurance industry to do just this. FSD Africa is thus committed to supporting the implementation of these principles in the African insurance industry as part of our commitment to creating a sustainable and resilient future”
Hope Murera – CEO of Zep Re
“ZEP-RE is a leading insurer in Africa mandated to foster the development of the region’s insurance and reinsurance industry, promote the growth of national and regional underwriting and retention capacity, and support sub-regional economic development agenda. As a responsible corporate citizen, we have ingrained sustainability in the core of our operations through the provision of excellent technical services to all our clients and active participation in the support of the development of the region’s insurance and reinsurance industry.
We are firm believers in financial inclusion and are at the forefront of availing risk management products for the agriculture industry cognisant of the sector’s significant role in the development of the regional economies. We are delighted and honoured to become signatories to the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Through this initiative, we shall work together to ensure that our industry will balance social, economic and environmental sustainability in their company strategies for a better world. ZEP-RE will mobilize its staff, Shareholders, customers and all our partners towards the fulfillment of this promise.”
Selina Lau – Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI)
As the representative body of the Hong Kong insurance industry, the HKFI is committed to enhancing environmental, social and governance (ESG) awareness and promoting green insurance among our community. The UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) provide a solid foundation for us to formulate a long-term strategic framework for our industry. Becoming the supporting institution of PSI is the first yet significant step for us to move towards a greener and more sustainable future.
Jean-Jacques Henchoz – CEO of Hannover Re
We at Hannover Re believe that reinsurance is per se a business model designed for sustainability. Mitigating risks and knowledge sharing have always been part of our DNA. Both elements are crucial factors in protecting communities and businesses as well as enabling transformation towards a sustainable society. Becoming a signatory of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance and joining the UNEP FI network is a consequential step – to take Hannover Re to the next level, to support the goals set out in our Sustainability Strategy, to deepen our commitment, and to tackle today’s urgent challenges together.
Pierluigi Stefanini – Chair of the Board of Unipol Group
“Unipol Group strongly believes in the social role of insurance and in its potential to contribute to sustainable development. This is the reason why, more than ten years ago, we started a process to adopt integrated thinking in every department of the company, with particular attention to main business activities. We are now joining the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance as we are committed to share with our peers another part of this path that will lead us to operate in everyday business in accordance with our purpose”
Matthew C. Mosher – President & CEO of AM Best Rating Services
“Becoming a PSI signatory fits both our focus on insurance and our continued perspective that ESG elements play an important role in the financial strength of an insurance company. We’ve long captured environmental and governance issues in our ratings opinions through catastrophe stress tests, A&E tests and ERM. ESG is a repackaging of these. Through the PSI, we are making a further commitment of disclosure and transparency to forward an ESG agenda.”
Mei Ng – Chairperson of Friends of the Earth (HK)
“Sustainability insured with principles; resilience insured with climate response; growth insured with inclusive policies; let’s work together to create a sustainable post pandemic decade.
Friends of the Earth (HK) is honoured to join the UNEP PSI network to advocate for a low carbon, restorative economy and a resilient future.”
Rolf Thore Roppestad – CEO of Gard
“As a leading marine insurer, we work every day to improve the safety and well-being of seafarers and to prevent and limit the consequences of marine pollution. Sustainability is at the very core of what we do and how we want to operate. That is why we are proud to be signatories to the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We need global initiatives like this to achieve the changes and progress the world demands. Together with our Members, clients and other key stakeholders, we are committed to playing our part. Change happens together.”
Patrick Frost – CEO of Swiss Life Group
“Swiss Life Group is a leading provider of life and pensions as well as of asset management services and related financial solutions in Europe. For over 160 years we have been helping private and corporate clients to prepare their financial future. “We enable people to lead a self-determined life” is the purpose of our business activities. In the pursuit of our core business we contribute directly to society.
For us as an insurance company, sustainability is part of our business. We are convinced that signing up to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance and adhering to them will help us meet the challenges that lie ahead for all of us. Therefore, we support the PSI in order to drive sustainable development together with our insurance industry peers.”
Andreas Brandstetter – Chairman of the Board of Management of UNIQA Insurance Group AG
“Nothing is more needed these days than joining forces for a more sustainable business approach and productive collaboration among financial institutions towards all our stakeholders. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance frame our ambition and provide the right perspectives we decided to follow. Together with our engagement for the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact, we are going to contribute to these targets and feel ourselves well place in a community of engaged peers and committed associations.”
Francisco Ignacio Alamos Rojas – CEO of AVLA
“For AVLA, being part of UNEP FI’s Principles for sustainable insurance reinforces our unwavering commitment to generate a more sustainable world of insurance and investments. We are committed as a company to generate sustainable economic and social impact. AVLA invests in building strong relationships with local and international stakeholders, and is characterized by its robust corporate governance, its high operational standards, and its capacity to adjust to a changing environment. We generate a value strategy with all our stakeholders with the aim of making the world a better place”
Stephen Frank – CEO of CLHIA
“It is important to understand environmental, social and governance risks in order for insurance to remain affordable and accessible. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance play an important role in convening the global insurance industry to develop and share best practices in order to enhance its resilience in the face of future economic shocks related to climate change and extreme weather events.”
Muhammad Aminuddin – CEO of TPL Insurance
“TPL Insurance’s mission is to provide innovative solutions and incomparable services to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. We are working on promoting the goals of environmental sustainability, health & well being and empowerment through education. Becoming a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance is a step towards achieving our goals and promote a culture within the industry that leads us towards a more resilient and sustainable society.”
Moyagh Murdock – CEO of Insurance Ireland
“With Ireland and the world facing greater environmental, social and governance challenges, the risk landscape for insurance companies is changing. The insurance sector in Ireland is committed to addressing these issues. The UN’s Principles of Sustainable Insurance initiative provides a useful framework to better manage ESG issues and further strengthen the insurance industry’s contribution to building a resilient, inclusive and sustainable society. We are delighted to sign as the representative body for Ireland’s insurance industry.”
Greg Hingston – CEO, HSBC Life & Insurance Partnerships
“At HSBC Insurance we are supporting the transition to a low carbon economy and are focused on making the products and services we provide to our customers more sustainable. As a PSI member since 2013, we recognise the importance of working closely with the other signatories to drive progress for the industry, benefiting customers and society.”
Hannah Grant – Head of Secretariat, Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)
“The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) is pleased to be becoming a supporting institution to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. As implementation partner of the IAIS, we strengthen the capacity and understanding of insurance supervisors to facilitate the promotion of inclusive and responsible insurance, thereby reducing vulnerability. As our sector continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions, the topic of sustainability is more relevant than ever. Insurance supervisors are important stakeholders in these discussions catalyzing other actors in their market and ensuring an enabling environment is in place. The A2ii, through its close work with insurance supervisors, and strengthened relationship with PSI commits to furthering efforts to support a greater contribution of the insurance sector to managing environmental, social and governance risks.”
Alberto Berges Rojo – CEO, Solunion
“Our sustainable development strategy is based on a long-term vision that seeks the best of futures while achieving our business targets. At Solunion, we develop our activity as a socially responsible company, building relationships based on trust and transparency, with permanent focus on being equitable in the social, labour and governance fields, always caring for the environment in close collaboration with our stakeholders. Joining the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance is the best way of making our commitment public. We strongly believe in the insurance industry sustainability by integrating ESG all across our value chain.”
Hans De Cuyper – CEO, Ageas
“The UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance combine the essential elements of a sustainable strategy into a framework that can be used and leveraged by the insurance sector. Ageas is convinced of the positive impact it can have to make the world a better place for all, and this is the reason why sustainability sits firmly at the center of our strategy. Developing products that offer solutions for today’s societal challenges and investing in innovative projects with a positive impact on society help to keep Ageas relevant in the future for all stakeholders. Ageas is very proud to support this valuable and important initiative.”
Bart De Smet – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ageas
“The UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance combine the essential elements of a sustainable strategy into a framework that can be used and leveraged by the insurance sector. Ageas is convinced of the positive impact it can have to make the world a better place for all, and this is the reason why sustainability sits firmly at the center of our strategy. Developing products that offer solutions for today’s societal challenges and investing in innovative projects with a positive impact on society help to keep Ageas relevant in the future for all stakeholders. Ageas is very proud to support this valuable and important initiative.”
Rodrigo Caramez – President, Brasilseg
“Aware that the UN PSI was created to guide sustainable practices among companies of the insurance sector, Brasilseg is lined up to these principles by believing in its importance for the development of the segment. We will use the Principles as a blueprint to further integrate environmental, social and governance factors into our core business.”
Gerbrand Haverkamp – Executive Director, World Benchmarking Alliance
“Through the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)’s work on financial system transformation, we aim to reorient the flow of capital to accelerate the economy’s transition toward long-term sustainable development. This includes efforts to establish – in partnership with our global, multi-stakeholder Alliance of 150+ organisations – a benchmark focused on the performance of the world’s 400 most influential financial institutions, including insurance companies. WBA is proud to count the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) among its Allies and to extend our collaboration by coming on board as a supporting institution. We look forward to supporting PSI’s core principles through our work and contributing to helping the insurance industry play its part in creating a resilient and sustainable society”
Albert Benchimol – President and Chief Executive Officer, AXIS Capital
“AXIS is proud to sign the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We have long been a values-based organization and this step further demonstrates our commitment to embed environment, social and governance (ESG) issues relevant to our business into our decision-making, to advocate for industry action on these issues, and to be transparent about our progress. We look forward to collaborating and partnering with other signatories and the UNEP on this important initiative.”
Pascale Moehrle – Executive Director, Oceana Europe
“Oceana is working with businesses and associations within the finance sector to make it more difficult for those involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing to gain access to insurance and other services. Oceana is supporting the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) through our efforts to raise awareness about the actions that companies can take to help increase the transparency of global fishing operations and reduce their risk of supporting IUU fishing through the provision of insurance.”
Linda A. Lacewell – Superintendent of Financial Services, New York State Department of Financial Services
“The New York State Department of Financial Services recognizes the importance of sustainability in ensuring the financial soundness of the insurance industry. UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative is a leading network of industry, regulators, academia, and other organizations coming together to advance sustainable development. By supporting PSI, the Department demonstrates a leadership role in ensuring that New York insurers are managing the financial risks from climate change and furthering ESG goals.”
Helge Leiro-Baastad – CEO of Gjensidige Forsikring
“We are very proud to support the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. The principles inspire our efforts to help build a sustainable society through our operations and asset management. As an insurance company we feel a special obligation to help counter climate change, and to help our customers and the society to understand the risks and mitigate the effects of a changing climate.”
Antoine Lissowski – CEO of CNP Assurances
“As a responsible insurer and investor, CNP Assurances is proud to sign the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. At a time when our economies are facing unprecedented social and environmental challenges, we will help develop innovative insurance solutions for the benefit of our customers and partners in the years to come.”
Juha Koponen – Chairman of the Board of LocalTapiola Group
“LocalTapiola is delighted to become the first Finnish insurance group to become a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Sustainability at LocalTapiola is based on mutuality, and our vision is to be our customers’ most valued day to day partner in providing lifelong security. Sustainability is an integral part of this long-term vision of safeguarding our customers’ and the society’s well-being. We want to bring sustainable choices and actions close to our customers and are committed to integrating sustainability into all our business operations locally and nationwide. This initiative is a great proof of the industry’s willingness to contribute to leaving behind a sustainable society for future generations.”
Gert De Winter – CEO of Baloise Group
“Insurance by its very nature incorporates sustainability since it is built on a community of solidarity. Solidarity is needed to form partnerships and overcome the most consequential challenges mankind has ever faced. Therefore, we proudly support the Principles of Sustainable Insurance as an important initiative to shape the future of our society into one which is simpler, safer and fairer. Our commitment to the PSI will strengthen our ability to do so since the principles provide guidance for the whole industry, which makes joint actions and efforts possible. For Baloise, sustainable development means much more than simply securing our own business activities as an insurer, bank and asset manager – we want to offer our employees secure workplaces and do not only accept social change but also actively contribute to it. After all, we want to be part of a liveable future for all.”
Jürgen A. Junker – CEO of W&W Group
“Responsible conduct and social commitment have a long tradition in the W&W Group. They are an integral part of our corporate culture. In 2012, we therefore expanded the W&W Group’s target vision in the area of entrepreneurial activity to include sustainable action. By applying the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) we therefore aim to develop and offer products and services considering more environmental, social and economic considerations in our insurance business.”
Dirk Vanderschrick – CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Belfius Insurance
“Being one of the main insurers in Belgium we insure a safe future, and protect people against all kinds of risks, through sustainable growth. This way Belfius Insurance plays a leading role for the Belgian society.
Through our products and services we are strengthening our community. We invest in infrastructure and companies that will improve society and we provide lasting solutions for the various risks that challenge them: the aging of the population, increasing number of natural disasters, etc.
Our commitment to be an ethical and sustainable insurer inspires us to bring strict guidelines alive for our business. Belfius Insurance is therefore delighted to fully support the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We intend to follow these Principles with all our heart and welcome the support that the membership of UNEP FI will bring us.”
José Antonio Correa – CEO of Quálitas Compañía de Seguros
“Quálitas has been and continues committed with sustainability by integrating environmental, social and governance issues in our business model and in the relations with our stakeholders. As the automotive insurance market leader in Mexico, we reaffirm our commitment by joining the Principles for Sustainable Insurance that provide an action plan to develop and expand the constant challenges in the insurance market. We work every day to offer a service of excellence and to generate sustainable value for today and for future generations.”
Mike Johns – Chairman of The Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA)
“The Guernsey Insurance Association (GIIA) is proud to support the UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. PSI is in keeping with GIIA’s strategy to develop a collaborative effort with Guernsey Green Finance (the Guernsey industry organisation driving the development of green and sustainable finance in the island). This demonstrates Guernsey’s insurance sector’s commitment to a green and sustainable future and this aligns with our commitment to develop bespoke products and services to cater for this growing market.”
Pierre Zumwald – CEO of Rentes Genevoises
“Founded in 1849, Rentes Genevoises is the first « swiss annuities» insurance in Switzerland. With strong values, it has always registered its development in compliance with ESG standards. Today, it is taking a new step by signing the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance and is convinced that this will make it possible, even more, to register its responsible and lasting commitment, over time, for the benefit of its thousands of customers and the Society. I am proud of this new step!”
Javier Valle – CEO of VidaCaixa
“In line with its corporate values of quality, trust and social commitment, VidaCaixa generates and promotes sustainable development. For the last two decades, the company has been integrating environmental, social and governance aspects into its investments with the aim of generating long-term sustainable returns and better managing global risks. We are taking on this new commitment to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance as another step forward in our sustainability strategy with a clear focus on transparency and governance.”
Torsten Leue – CEO of Talanx Group
“Talanx wishes to drive forward the transmission process towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy. In the field of underwriting we already implemented our „Responsible Underwriting Committee“ on Board level. Through this, we continuously foster our Group’s transparency and accountability in our core business. In line with our sustainability strategy, we are taking the next step with the signing of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance.”
Helle Hammer – Managing Director of Cefor – The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers
“The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) is committed to contribute to a more sustainable ocean industry, and our members engage on a daily basis in environmental, social and governance issues. Cefor is proud to be a supporting institution of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, and intends to use its role as influencer towards members and in discussions with other stakeholders, facilitator of meeting places and new and greener solutions, and in knowledge sharing, to shape a more sustainable marine insurance industry.”
Richard Sheng – Brand Director of Ping An Insurance
“Insurance companies provide risk alleviation to the society, which has great social value attributes. Especially in today’s scenario, ESG related risks have already accounted for the majority of the top 10 World-wide risk according to the 2020 World Economic Forum. Ping An, as one of the world’s largest comprehensive insurance company, we should develop our insurance business based on the principle of sustainability. This is not only the responsibility to our customers, the environment and society, but also for the long-term development of ourselves.”
Francisco Arregui – General Director of Grupo Catalana Occidente
“With more than 150 years of history, the group has been adapting to political, social and cultural changes while maintaining a clear vocation of sustainability vocation at all times. The social value of our group is the result of focusing our activities not only on obtaining good financial results, but also on promoting the well-being of our stakeholders. Our values become sustainable when they are integrated not only in the short but also in the medium and long term. Through our adherence to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, we are committed to integrating environmental, social and governance issues into our management and to disclosing our progress in a clear and transparent manner.”
David Knibbe – CEO of NN Group
“At NN Group, we take our role in society and our approach to sustainability seriously. We strive to be a trusted corporate citizen, and we recognise this comes with responsibilities for people, the planet and communities. For now, and generations to come. The strong foundation of our purpose, values and brand, combined with the focus on our strategic priorities, enable us to create long-term value for our company and our stakeholders. Being a member of the PSI is important to our organisation, as we believe that societal challenges, such as the transition to a lower carbon economy can be addressed best through partnerships.”
Alex Maloney – Group CEO of Lancashire Holdings Limited
“Lancashire’s purpose is to sell bespoke risk solutions which help our clients manage the threats they face, including those presented by climate change. We monitor our assumed risk, manage our capital and we track and mitigate our own environmental impacts, fostering an engaged, sustainable and open business culture. We support the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance and the goal of a risk aware world, where the insurance industry is trusted to play an engaged and constructive role in enabling a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable society.”
Richard Turner – President of International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)
“With a view to the world’s urgent need for environmental protection and sustainable business practices, all sectors, including the shipping industry, are responsible to take tangible action now. In order to successfully embed sustainable thinking in the marine insurance industry, IUMI incorporates the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) into its decision-making and raises awareness of environmental, social and governance issues amongst clients and business partners. As a supporting institution of the PSI we are committed to a future that increasingly draws attention to a marine insurance industry that is based on forward-looking and sustainable business conduct.”
Dai-Gou Sung – CEO of Shinhan Life Insurance
“By joining the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), we will take into account ESG in all business decision makings and strengthen partnerships and cooperations with local and international societies. It is noted that Shinhan Bank (SHB) is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB). Shinhan Financial Group, the holding company of SHL and SHB, is committed to spreading ESG aspirations to all employees, customers and business partners and encouraging more Korean finance companies to adopt ESG management initiative”.
Patty Karuaihe-Martin – Managing Director of NamibRe
“As NamibRe we understand the impact of climate change on our business and the environment we operate in as well as our role as a Corporate Citizen to contribute towards sustainable development. Joining the PSI initiative on climate change presents us with the opportunity to work together with other organisations to make the world a better place for our future generation”
Linet Macharia – Secretary General of the Organisation of Eastern & Southern Africa Insurers
“As an institution mandated to promote the business and best practice of insurance and related activities across Eastern and Southern Africa, it is exciting that our strategic plan is aimed at ensuring sustainable growth in the industry and creating value for our 150+ members. Our expectation is to carrying out activities that support the adoption and implementation of the PSI Principles. We commit to collate and share resources and materials necessary to adequately provide a practical guide for our members in the region to embrace sustainable environmental, social and economic efforts.”
Nicola Maria Fioravanti – CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Vita Insurance Group
“We are extremely proud to be a PSI signatory member, joining the United Nations in the key objective of promoting a better, more sustainable world. In line with Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s commitment, also our Insurance Division, is increasingly embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into its strategy and business decisions, making Sustainability one of the key pillars to build our evolution on. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance represent key stepping-stone in our goal to mitigate the Company’s impact and strive be a sustainable and responsible insurer. We aim to foster best practices in terms of investments, initiatives and products to produce tangible outcomes our Community. We strongly believe in Sustainability sound and forward-looking principles and in achieving them through tangible actions for the good of the environment, the people and the Community we play a relevant part in. Joining the PSI is an additional motivation to show our real and concrete commitment towards insurance business management, inspired to bring value and well-being to all of our stakeholders.”
Nelson Antônio de Souza – President of Brasilcap
“Our initiatives in the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) agenda strongly realise Brasilcap’s purpose of being an agent of transformation in people’s lives and society. We are making more progress every day, reinforcing our commitment to Sustainability, the Social and Governance. A recent example is the offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions for the entire historical period since Brasilcap’s foundation in 1995.
The company’s greatness also lies in its values, and Brasilcap, as a leading player in the segment of capitalisation, stands out for its actions in ESG, now also including Diversity as one of its institutional values, along with Adaptability, Commitment, Excellence and Innovation. The aim is to continue growing in a sustainable, inclusive and innovative way.
By remaining a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) – a source of pride for us – we continue to believe that Sustainability is a joint global effort between people, companies, institutions and communities in favour of a better future.”
Antonio Lorenzo – Chief Executive, Scottish Widows, and Group Director, Insurance & Wealth, Lloyds Banking Group
“A good investment shouldn’t be at the expense of our planet. At Scottish Widows, we play our part in this by building on Lloyds Banking Group’s pledge to Help Britain Prosper by supporting the transition to a low carbon economy and making insurance and investments more sustainable.
We are fully committed to the Principle for Sustainable Insurance and look forward to working with other like-minded organisations.”
Astrid Zwick – Head of InsuResilience Secretariat
“The InsuResilience Global Partnership brings together diverse actors with a collective vision to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of disasters and other climate risks.
In particular, we aim to enable a more reliable disaster response through the use of risk finance and insurance solutions, and promote the expansion of financial protection in developing countries as part of comprehensive disaster risk management. Ultimately, this will help to reduce humanitarian impacts, support poor and vulnerable people in recovering more quickly, and strengthen local resilience over time.
We are excited to be part of the collaborative initiative and fully support the four Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We are convinced the activities of the InsuResilience Global Partnership support the global initiative of PSI to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies, with a particular focus on poor and vulnerable people.”
Zuhair Atout – President and CEO, APEX
“The insurance industry plays a major role as risk carrier and adviser. It important that we understand the Economic, social and governance issues and adjust our operations to support the global community in addressing the arising risks thereof. We wish to partner with like minded institutions to make the insurance industry more sustainable. We are honored to be the first reinsurance broker in middle east and Africa to be a signatory to the principles and look forward to advancing the sustainable insurance principles in Africa, Middle east and beyond.”
Guy Cormier – President and CEO of Desjardins Group
“As a financial cooperative and insurer that’s committed to people and communities across Canada, Desjardins is proud to sign the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. These principles will allow us to fast-track the inclusion of ESG and climate risk factors into our business model so we can help our clients and society fight and adapt to climate change.”
Prof. Dr. Peter Hoeppe – Chairman, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
“We strongly support the PSI’s vision and ambition. Through PSI we seek to cooperate with private and public partners to reduce the protection gap for climate vulnerable populations and sectors. We look to bringing our long experience of finding solutions – often at the edge of classic insurability – to initiate sector transformations and a new partnership approach to tackle some of the already unavoidable consequences of climate change.”
Francisco Caiuby Vidigal Filho – CEO, Sompo Seguros
“Sustainability is part of our corporate vision and a subject that guides our business and boost us to on order to reach tools to innovate and contribute to the market sustainable development under solid bases of governance and compliance. Being a UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance signatory is a reinforcement of a commitment that we took to work for a fairer society and for citizen’s wellbeing.”
Lisa Harrison – CEO Insurance Product and Portfolio, Suncorp
“As one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest insurers, creating and preserving value to build futures and protect what matters for our customers and stakeholders is fundamental to the way we do business. We know that a commitment to long-term, sustainable growth requires consideration and management of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) opportunities faced by our business and communities now and into the future. We look forward to working with other organisations locally and globally to deepen our understanding and response to ESG matters.”
Marc Hengen – CEO, Luxembourg Insurance and Reinsurance Association (ACA)
“As representative of an important part of the Luxembourg financial sector, our association needs to give a strong signal on its position on the development of a more sustainable insurance industry. We want to show our support to the idea that insurance and reinsurance companies -as investors, risk carriers, financial solution providers- have a key role to play in the transition towards a more sustainable world. We simply and firmly believe that sustainability is key for any thriving insurance business.”
Piia-Noora Kauppi – Managing Director, Finance Finland
”Finance Finland is committed to promote responsible and sustainable business in companies’ value chains. We engage in battle against climate change, advance peoples’ financial literacy and participate in fight against money laundering, to name a few examples. PSI is a way for us to participate to international efforts in making finance and insurance sector contribute to the welfare of societies and to achieve joint sustainability objectives.”
Ilias Tsakiris – Chief Executive Officer at American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company
“As a marine insurer, American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company provides hull and machinery services to the international shipping industry. Shipping is currently called upon to adapt to a wide range of new risks and historic challenges, including complying with new International Maritime Organization regulations aimed at reducing the shipping industry’s impact on the environment. At American Hellenic Hull, we fully support the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance, and we are committed to incorporate the social, environmental and business issues in a sustainable and holistic approach to our insurance business. We intend to contribute further to the goals of UNEP’s sustainable insurance initiative through working closely and transparently with our shipping clients, the insurance industry, the United Nations and other regulators to raise awareness of the sustainability principles and develop solutions together.”
Matteo Del Fante – Chief Executive Officer at Poste Italiane Group
“Poste Vita is aware that through the implementation of effective risk prevention processes, the insurance industry can help protect society, foster innovation and underpin economic development, giving an important contribution to build a well-functioning and sustainable society. In line with the Sustainability Action Plan adopted by the Poste Italiane Group, Poste Vita has decided to be a signatory of the most acknowledged sustainable principles for the insurance sector – the PSI, and to become one of the most influential companies in disseminating a sustainable culture through an effective integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into insurance and financial operations.”
Mohammed Omran – Executive Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)
“We are delighted to become a supporting institution of UNEP FI & PSI at a time of great complexity and uncertainty in global markets. FRA has the political will and determination to move things in Egypt, in terms of promoting sustainable development practices encompassing governance, social and environment factors at our organization and undertake the necessary policies and measures to impact all non-banking financial markets we are currently regulating. We are committed to support UNEP FI & PSI goals and are willing to contribute to thought leadership on climate and sustainability integration in the financial sector and help to shape the agenda for the industry’s role in contributing to the UN Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals”
Jules Constantinou – President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
“The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is supportive of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. As a professional body, we consider the adoption of sustainable practices by the insurance industry to be in the public interest. Over 12,000 IFoA members work in the insurance industry. We will encourage these members to embrace the principles in their work and to support their employers to embed environmental, social and governance factors in the operation of their business.”
Denis Duverne – Chairman of AXA and Chair of the Insurance Development Forum
“The IDF is committed to the vision and aspirations of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). The Principles reflect a strategic and focused approach to informing the work of the IDF as we seek to optimize and extend the use of insurance and its related risk management capabilities to build greater resilience and protection for people, communities, businesses, and public institutions that are vulnerable to disasters and their associated economic shocks.”
Khor Hock Seng – Group CEO of Great Eastern Holdings Limited
“As a responsible insurer, Great Eastern is committed to building a sustainable future, guided by our core values as well as our philosophy of doing things right and doing things better. We are pleased to be a signatory to the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We will be incorporating ESG principles into our initiatives and business practices to promote sustainable insurance and responsible investment as we strive to strengthen our business resilience and better serve the community.”
Hans Verstraete – CEO of KBC Verzekeringen
“KBC Verzekeringen is proud to join the community of signatory companies. Supporting the transition towards a sustainable world, is part of KBC Verzekeringen corporate responsibility. We help to tackle the environmental, social and governance challenges of our clients and our society. This role is part of the strategy of KBC Verzekeringen, and in that way acknowldges its importance,”
Philipp Aeby – CEO RepRisk AG
“RepRisk’s mission is to provide transparency on business conduct risks to help drive accountability and responsible behavior of companies. We support insurers worldwide in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk assessments into underwriting and investment processes. How a company manages such issues is recognized as a long-term value driver and we believe that responsible business conduct goes hand-in-hand with sound financial and reputational risk management, operational excellence, and profitable growth in the long term. For that reason, we are proud supporter of the PSI Initiative and its purpose of preventing and reducing ESG risks in the insurance industry.”
Eric Andersen – Co-President of Aon
“Aon has a longstanding commitment to empowering clients, colleagues, and communities, and I am proud that we are leading our sector in becoming a signatory to this important initiative. As a professional services firm focused on reducing volatility and improving performance, we and the wider insurance industry must be prepared to address critical societal challenges. In this regard, de-risking cities and countries has never been more important. As a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, Aon will help to build strong and resilient societies in partnership with insurers and the UN. The team effort of PSI is well positioned to contribute to a sustainable future for all.”
Peter Harmer – CEO and Managing Director of IAG
“IAG is proud to be a founding signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). Our involvement with the PSI allows us to play a key role in tackling some of the biggest social, economic and environmental issues our region faces and supports our purpose, to make your world a safer place. We work closely with communities to help them prepare for and recover from disasters, and we have a deep understanding of the risks they face at a local level. As well as conducting the important work of signalling risk through products and pricing, we are also investing in research and working closely with our partners and suppliers to better understand how to reduce the impact of events, and mitigate their occurrence. Our involvement in the PSI allows us to share our insights in conversations with other leading organisations, so that we can all better address the changing and complex risks that we and our communities face and continue to support the sustainability of our region’s economies.”
Geoff Summerhayes – Executive Board Member at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
“By signing up to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance , APRA is delighted to reinforce its already strong commitment to encouraging Australian insurers to consider environmental, social and governance issues in their strategic planning and decision-making. As the weight of money pushes the world ever closer to a low carbon economy, these principles provide worthwhile guidance for insurers seeking to balance their short-term objectives with need to prepare for the physical, liability and transitional risks of a changing climate.”
Oliver Bäte – CEO of Allianz SE
“In 2014, we launched our ESG Guidelines on sensitive topics for all business globally. This was a milestone on our way to become the most sustainable insurer and asset manager, initiated by our ESG Board in 2012. We are now in a position to meet the aims of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and to work together to accelerate the adoption of ESG by our peers, intermediaries and reinsurers. We feel it is critical to achieve the integration of ESG across the entire insurance industry value chain.”
Bronwyn King – CEO Tobacco Free Portfolios
“The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) plays an important role in guiding insurers and raising the standards of best practice globally. We see sustainable insurance as critical for protection of populations, particularly in relation to health. The PSI has been a valued supporter of tobacco-free insurance, acknowledging the devastating impact of tobacco across the globe. Tobacco Free Portfolios is proud to become a PSI supporting institution, uniting to a create responsible and thriving insurance sector of which people across the globe will benefit. “
Jim Dewald – Dean of the Haskayne School of Business
“We are proud to be a signatory to the Principles of Sustainable Insurance (PSI). Our school will honour this commitment through innovative research, unparalleled learning opportunities, and meaningful community engagement. As a designated Global Centre of Insurance Excellence (GCEI) with a focus on sustainability and entrepreneurial thinking, the Haskayne School is a place where big ideas come to life, which connects us fully to the principles, goals, and objectives of PSI.”
Thomas Loster – CEO Munich Re Foundation
“We must not forget that huge protection gaps still exist around the world, notably in developing countries and emerging markets. It is our responsibility to support efforts toward getting people in poor countries access to inclusive, affordable and fair insurance that adds value. The UNEP Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) effectively foster sustainable and fair insurance solutions. Therefore, the Munich Re Foundation naturally advocates the PSI.”
Khalid Abdelbaki – Chairman of the Board of MATU
“Climate change has devastating consequences on our planet and the private sector has to face this important challenge. Our mutual insurance company, similarly to the Moroccan insurance sector, is in a dynamic of developing sustainably based on financial engineering able to mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, while improving our waste reduction processes.”
Thomas Vellacott – CEO, WWF Switzerland
“In their role as risk managers, risk carriers and investors, insurers are a key enabler of economic activity. They yield significant leverage to safeguard a healthy environment and create solutions for the conservation of natural resources. WWF looks forward to working together with the insurance sector on this important task.”
Mario Greco – Group Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group
“At Zurich, we are proud of the steps we have taken to incorporate environment, social and governance considerations into our core activities of investment and underwriting. Signing the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance allows us to build on those efforts by being part of the broader dialogue on the role insurance plays in shaping a more resilient tomorrow.”
Juan A. Pazo – Superintendente – Superintendencia de Seguros de la Nación (SSN)
“As insurance supervisors, our goal is to promote a responsible, sustainable and resilient market. We are focused on developing financial tools and new products, in order to increase the availability of insurance to undeserved population. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, our priority is to secure sustainable development, focusing on three topics: access to insurance, climate change and economic sustainability. In this direction, committing to the PSI Initiative will not only strengthen the insurance sector but also allow us to face upcoming challenges.”
Paweł Surówka – CEO PZU SA
“As a mature and reliable organization, we make every effort to ensure that our actions are based on rational human, financial, social and environmental resource management. Joining the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) initiative means to us yet another step in building and implementing this complex process, which in broader perspective becomes a foundation for long-term development and creates space for optimization of ongoing activities aimed at building sustainable values. We are convinced that joint efforts in this area will bring both individual benefits to the parties involved as well as mutual synergy that is based on more effective and informed use of available resources.”
Brett Clark – Group CEO and Managing Director of TAL
“By adopting the Principles we are publicly confirming that our responsibility goes beyond our performance in the marketplace. It is a manifestation of our belief in the social good of what we do and the importance of a sustainable insurance industry that acts together to drive positive change.”
Justus Mutiga – Chief Executive Officer at ICEA LION Life Assurance Limited
“ICEA Lion Life Assurance fully supports the UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We acknowledge the need to incorporate environmental, social and governance considerations into our business practices. Long term sustainability is a key pillar anchored in our internally adopted corporate governance practices. We are proud to be affiliated to this network and we encourage other underwriters to sign on to these principles.”
Ann Sommer – CEO, Länsförsäkringar Non-Life Insurance
“Länsförsäkringar Sak is pleased to become the first Swedish insurance company to become a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. “Together we create safety and opportunities’” is our vision and it fits well to this very important initiative. Long-term respect for customers’ security is fundamental. We do this for our current and prospective customers and extensive activities based on sustainability are carried out throughout the regional insurance companies. The world needs us and to remain well-positioned for the future, we must practice sustainability in everything we do. I think it is fantastic that the insurance industry truly is involved in saving the world. ”
Dr. Roberto Westenberger – Superintendent, Brazilian Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP)
“We are aware that being the country with the largest number of PSI signatory companies, joining the PSI will undoubtedly strengthen Brazil’s leadership on the global sustainable insurance agenda. By being the first country to succeed in aligning the regulator, the national association (the Brazilian Insurance Confederation – CNseg) and the leading players, it exposes our firm intent to push forward the standards needed towards the implementation of local and regional regulations on sustainable insurance matters.”
Emmanuel F. Dooc – Insurance Commissioner of the Philippines
“The Philippine Insurance Commission strongly supports the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in creating a globally-recognized framework to promote sustainable insurance. We are greatly honored to be part of this initiative since we are deeply committed to address sustainability challenges. As insurance regulator, environmental, social and governance issues constitute a serious concern to our industry. The magnitude of risks requires collective action and collaboration among countries and warrant joint action among various jurisdictions. This forum will foster cooperation in the international community and allow wide exchange of ideas and best practices among the participants.”
Augusto Hidalgo – President and CEO of National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines
“National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines is honored to be a signatory of UNEP-FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We are one with all the member organizations towards our commitment in integrating the framework in our business practices and dealings towards achieving sustainability in the insurance and reinsurance industry.”
Gonzalo Alberto Pérez Rojas – CEO of Suramericana
“I am pleased to confirm that Sura has signed the UN PSI. A Sustainable Risk Management strategy is already embedded in the way we do businesses; ESG issues are part of the aspects considered for potential clients with emphasis depending on the sectors and contexts. Suramericana´s added value is based on an integral approach towards risk management, aimed to help clients to identify, asses and manage risks in a myriad of business aspects: human talent, social, environmental, supply chain, and IT, among others. The challenge is to help clients to quantify and manage risks through mitigation, transference, avoidance or acceptance.”
Carlos Magnarelli – CEO of Liberty Seguros
“At Liberty Seguros, we envision a future where environmental, social and governance factors will be at the core of every business and sustainable will be the only way of development. The principles for sustainable insurance are at the forefront of the industry and they are a motor for innovation that will drive a profound transformation in the way companies do business. Our commitment in developing the PSI is a commitment with the future the insurance industry and the society.”
Dr. Simon Young – CEO of African Risk Capacity Insurance Company
“I am very proud that the African Union’s African Risk Capacity, through its financial affiliate, ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) has signed the UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), a strong framework which will enhance the role of the insurance industry in supporting a sustainable society. As a sovereign catastrophe risk pool, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues lie at the heart of ARC Ltd’s business. Taking the Principles on board will drive us and other signatories to leverage our skills in understanding and reducing risk, developing innovative risk management solutions and contributing to environmental, social and economic sustainability.”
Scott Vaughan – President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development
“IISD supports the vision of the PSI Initiative of a risk aware world, where the insurance industry is trusted and plays its full role in enabling a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable society. We look forward to contribute to the realization of this vision.”
Mike Kreidler – Washington State Insurance Commissioner
“As a state regulator and chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ climate change and global warming working group, I want to make sure that insurers are making sustainable investments so they stay in business to help consumers pay for climate-change-related damage. Sustainability extends to all types of insurance; it is not limited to property and casualty insurance. Insurance companies can be drivers for climate change adaptation in the private sector by passing along climate risk signals through innovation in creating new insurance products that address the realities of climate change.”
Frederick Rowley – President of International Actuarial Association
“Actuaries have always been dedicated to the financial wellbeing of the institutions and communities they serve. Many work closely with major global insurers and reinsurers, managing a range of insured risks to life, health and property that are impacted by environmental factors.
The alignment of the IAA’s goals with the PSI is clear. The PSI expands the range of opportunities for actuaries to enhance the wellbeing and sustainability of the global community – whether by identifying and managing climate-related insurance and investment risks, managing sustainable microinsurance projects, or building financial regulation capabilities in developing countries.”
Dr. M. Moshe Porat – Dean of Fox School of Business, Temple University
“The Fox School of Business recognizes the significance of socially responsible business practices, and our affiliation with UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance supports this initiative. Our faculty served as the lead authors on a 2011 research report concerning the underwriting implications of ESG factors and, more recently, have looked into the impact of ESG on surety underwriting. Through UNEP FI and its participating institutions, we look forward to future exchanges and research opportunities in these areas, as well as ESG’s impact on multiple sectors of the insurance process.”
Prof. Roy Green – Dean of University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Business School
“UTS Business School is pleased to be a Supporting Institution of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. We have a strong commitment to sustainability, embedding it into all our programs so our graduates emerge with the values and tools to help them have a positive impact on business and society. We welcome the opportunity for our faculty and students to contribute to the important work of the PSI.”
James Russell – President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Insurance
“Climate change is a critical environmental and business challenge which requires significant effort over the long term to help economies transition successfully to the low-carbon future. At TD Insurance we are demonstrating our commitment to incorporate ESG principles in our business, including through our participation in the UNEP-FI pilot, our sustainable insurance practices, and managing our climate-related risks. TD Bank Group will continue to build on its long history of creating an inclusive and sustainable future for all.”
Tim Grafton – Chief Executive of Insurance Council of New Zealand
“Environmental, social and economic risks impact everyone’s well-being. Insurance plays a fundamental role in managing those risks. Sustainable insurance involves keeping insurance available and affordable for as many as possible, but that requires societies to work to prevent and reduce those risks. That is why support for the UN’s principles for sustainable insurance is vital.”
Minsoo Ahn – CEO of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.
“Sustainability management is not merely the effort to acknowledge basic principles nor to promote corporate branding, but an indispensable management activity for the continuous growth of our business and of our society as a whole. Specifically, we will integrate sustainability management into our daily operations so that ‘ESG’ could take strong roots within our organization in the nearest future. As the first Korean insurance company to become a signatory of the PSI, we are obliged to spread the essence of the PSI among insurance industry in particular and corporate community in general.”
Philippe Donnet – CEO, Generali Group
“The Generali Group is proud to be a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance.
The Principles act as an important framework to further integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into our core business activities, to raise awareness among clients and business partners and to effectively work together with governments, regulators and policymakers in developing policies and initiatives concerning risk reduction and innovation for a more sustainable industry. We do this as part of a corporate strategy that aims at long-term value creation and as part of our DNA based on the protection and enhancement of people’s lives. Our commitment to the environment, the society and the governance issues is as long-standing as our attention to financial solidity and the main reason why our Group has been thriving and growing since its foundation almost two centuries ago.”
Mark Tercek – President and Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy
“The insurance sector plays an important role in understanding and reducing climate risks and impacts to people and nature. The Nature Conservancy is pleased to join and support the Principles for Sustainable Insurance and advance the ability of natural systems such as reefs, marshes and floodplains to protect communities around the world.”
Alejandro Litovsky – Founder & Chief Executive, Earth Security Group
“We believe that the critical sustainability and regulatory pressures at play in emerging economies is accelerating the risks and opportunities faced by the global insurance sector. The sector holds enormous potential to underpin the transition of developing markets towards sustainable development. We are delighted to become a supporting organisation of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance at a time of great complexity and change. The PSI offers a unique convening platform for the industry to consider its direction. We at the Earth Security Group commit to supporting PSI by providing a new level of intelligence on inter-dependent sustainability risks in emerging economies and demonstrating the potential to expand market access through a commitment to building greater resilience.”
Sean Kidney – CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
“Insurers are the institutions we trust to make a bridge between the long and short-term; to give us the means to better manage our forward risks.
“In the context of the extraordinary risks and dangers we face to our economies, societies, investments and even civilization on our current trajectory towards what the International Energy Agency calls a catastrophic 4-6ºC global warming, the role of insurers is vital.
“With awareness of great danger comes an enormous responsibility to act, and to act with every means at our disposal. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the PSI on the challenge of achieving a rapid transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.”
Davide Dal Maso – Secretary General of Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile
“FFS is delighted to be part of PSI supporting institutions. Together, we can do a lot to push insurances, that are key actors in the financial industry, to embrace the principles and become active players for a positive change of the whole economy.”
Keiko Honda – CEO of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
“As the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, MIGA strives for positive development outcomes in projects that the Agency supports. We believe that an important element to achieve this is the environmental and social sustainability of these projects.
“We are very pleased to support UNEP FI’s “Principles of Sustainable Insurance” that are recognized as the global framework tailored for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. We are eager to share our global experience to contribute to this collaboration and participate in an important community of practice that advances sustainability standards worldwide.”
Satoru Komiya – President & Group CEO, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
“Insurance is called a “people’s business.” Tokio Marine is a global insurance company with a dedicated, energetic and proactive workforce and organization.As a member of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance and a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) advocated by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Tokio Marine aims to contribute to create a safe, secure and resilient society through working together with our clients and other stakeholders, and to support a just transition towards the global goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while keeping in mind that ‘no one will be left behind’.”
Rob Wesseling – President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd.
“If we are to succeed in our mission to provide financial security for Canadians and Canadian communities, then we must account for the interconnected economic, social and environmental issues that put their security at risk. We believe the challenges of the future will be greater than the challenges of the past. The complex issues we face require holistic, collaborative and imaginative solutions, and compel us to take a longer-term view of success – not just for our own organizations, but for our clients, communities and the planet.”
Paulo Eduardo Botti – CEO of Terra Brasis Resseguros
“It is a great honor for Terra Brasis Resseguros to be the first Brazilian reinsurer to join the PSI. One of our principles is to incorporate ESG issues into our operations and to adopt sustainability as a permanent attitude. The opportunity to exchange ideas with UNEP FI colleagues, along with the knowledge in this field held by one of our shareholders, the IFC – International Finance Corporation, increases the chances of developing our country’s sustentable insurance industry and of improving our community’s enviromental quality. We are very proud to be part of this group”.
Michel Liès – Group CEO of Swiss Re Ltd.
“The Principles for Sustainable Insurance create a global framework to manage environmental, social and governance challenges. I am proud that the insurance industry has now formally agreed to take the necessary steps towards this important common goal of making societies more resilient, innovative and inclusive in the interest of all.”
Thomaz Cabral de Menezes – CEO of SulAmérica
“By becoming one of PSI founding signatory companies, SulAmérica reinforces its commitment to sustainable development. This important initiative will help the insurance market to become an influencer for change within its clients, employees and business partners to build an economically viable, socially fair and environmentally correct society for the future.”
Odd Arild Grefstad – CEO of Storebrand ASA
“Storebrand will implement the PSI in all core activities. Developing innovative sustainable pension and insurance solutions is a central task now and in the future. The ambition is to be the leading sustainable insurance company in the Nordic region, and hopefully it can inspire other insurance companies in the region”
Barry Scott – CEO of the South African Insurance Association
“The Principles for Sustainable Insurance make good business sense for our members and our Association. The application of the Principles within the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has added value across all our efforts from planning to implementation as well as the manner in which we engage with our value chain. Essentially the Principles for Sustainable Insurance have become a way of ‘doing’ at SAIA.”
Kengo Sakurada – President and CEO of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
“I would like to celebrate the successful launch of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance in Rio+20. Sompo Japan integrates broad ESG considerations into our core business operations, including tackling environmental challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, respect for human dignity and diversity, and proactive community involvement. Drawing on core strengths in the insurance business cultivated over our 120-year history, we will continue our challenge to create new value and contribute toward realization of an inclusive, resilient and sustainable society.”
Ricardo Xavier – Director of Seguradora Lider
“It is with great satisfaction that Seguradora Líder DPVAT becomes a signatory member of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance. The transformations and challenges facing the world and the increasingly relevant role of Brazil in the international context demand that the companies take up more assertive postures toward the society and the environment. Embedding the sustainable principles to the routines of our performance in the market is the natural pathway to follow aiming at excellency and for a more sustainable planet.”
Denis Kessler – Chairman and CEO of SCOR SE
“The present time is marked by a rapidly changing risk landscape. In a more complex and interconnected world, the insurance industry promotes risk culture and provides Society with the risk sharing mechanisms essential to growth and resilience. To achieve this, a sound dialogue must be maintained between the various key stakeholders. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance is an opportunity to expand this dialogue and to further understand and manage the risks associated with environmental, social and governance trends, through knowledge accumulation and a forward-looking mindset.”
Ian Kirk – CEO of Santam
“Santam’s brand position of “Insurance, good and proper” entrenches the concept that our value proposition extends beyond premium rates. As a founding signatory of the UNEP FI Principles of Sustainable Insurance, our values are complimented. We recognize that insurance plays an active role in promoting pragmatic and collaborative systemic risk management in society and the economy. As industry leader we understand that systemic events can have a significant impact on our operations. The UNEP FI principles give us a good foundation to spread this message. We look forward to ground-breaking work and insights as we move forward on the sustainable insurance journey.”
Dr. Johan van Zyl – CEO of Sanlam
“Sustainability is an overriding objective of Sanlam’s activities. We are a long-term business that is dependent on building and maintaining long-term relationships based on trust. We believe focusing on long-term competitiveness rather than short-term profit ensures that we do not borrow from the future. For this reason, our decisions are made to safeguard the sustainability of our business. Sanlam’s support of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance as founding signatory is a natural consequence of our business philosophy. We look forward to working with others to stem and revert the collective undermining of our long-term capacity to create value. As an industry, we could play a bigger role in driving sustainability more broadly. The global adoption of the PSI is a step in this direction, to our collective benefit.”
Simon Lee – Group CEO of RSA Insurance Group
“RSA is pleased to become a founding signatory of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. As a leading global insurer, we are committed to managing our business in a responsible and ethical manner. By doing so, we can identify and serve new markets for our products, reduce operating costs by driving environmental improvements, enhance our reputation and attract the best individuals to work for us. The Principles will act as an important framework to highlight the vital role insurance can play in enhancing the environment and society.”
Fabio Luchetti – CEO of Porto Seguro
”The global insurance principles are aligned with our environment responsibility actions. Since 1988 our strategy has been developed to enhance public relations with initiatives that show respect to the environment preservation and contribute to a sustainable future in order to obtain a great economic performance. We feel honor to take part of this initiative to stimulate the green economy and sustainable development.”
Esther C. Tan – President of the Philippine Life Insurance Association
“The Philippine Life Insurance Association, Inc. (PLIA) is honored to be formally recognized as a Supporting Institution to the global advocacy on the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). We are one with the rest of the global PSI signatories and Supporting Institutions in the pursuit of contributing to environmental, social and economic sustainability efforts in our own way. We commit to harness the resources of our Association in undertaking activities that will promote awareness of the Principles and embedding them into our corporate mindset. PLIA wishes the Principles for Sustainable Insurance more worldwide acceptance and success ahead.”
Pedro P Benedicto J.R. – Chairman of Philippine Insurers & Reinsurers Association
“The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) completely supports the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) under the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Finance Initiative. As the umbrella organization of all general/non-life insurance companies in the Philippines, PIRA believes in the importance of sustainable practices in the insurance business. Incidentally, we have just introduced a new category in our upcoming PIRA Awards called Green Company Award. This will recognize insurance companies that promote environment-friendly practices in the conduct of their business. We shall be mentioning UNEP’s PSI when we give out this award.”
Franz Hahn – CEO of Peak Re
“Peak Re is honoured to be a PSI signatory company. With the IFC as a shareholder, Peak Re shares the belief of maintaining long term sustainability especially in environmental, social and governance matters. The Principles provide us with an excellent framework to engage in constructive dialogue with private and public sectors. Bringing greater focus on risk management to the benefit of society is one of Peak Re’s key business ambitions. Asia Pacific is underinsured, and as a reinsurer dedicated to development in the region, Peak Re will continue to implement strong risk management to bring adequate protection to the society.”
Frans van den Boom – CEO of NCDO
“NCDO, the Dutch centre of expertise for global citizenship, fully supports the Principles, which we feel form a vital foundation for the transition to a sustainable society – one in which the insurance sector plays a key role. As ESG issues are complex and need action across society, we believe a cross-sector approach is needed to enable effective implementation and adoption of the Principles. We look forward to collaborating with the Dutch insurance industry and our civil society; together building the foundation for the sustainable future that we want.”
Dr. Joachim Wenning – Chairman of the Board of Management of Munich Re
“Munich Re has adopted an active role in developing the PSI. Our success factors include not only efficient risk and capital management but also forward thinking and action. This is how we create lasting value. Putting quality before quantity enables us to achieve long-term profitable growth. We will use the Principles as a blueprint to further integrate environmental, social and governance factors into our core business. In doing so, we enhance our risk management. The Principles will complement the commitments we have already signed, first and foremost the UN Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment.”
Helder Molina – CEO of Mongeral Aegon
“Sustainability is being handled with determination inside MONGERAL AEGON. Through this commitment, we have built a history of tradition, always basing our actions on our corporate values of transparency, excellence, investment in our employees, innovation and social responsibility. To become signatories of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance reaffirms that Sustainability is incorporated to our strategy, and it could not be different in a company providing services for the financial security and the well-being of people in the future.”
Yasuyoshi Karasawa – President and CEO of MS&AD Insurance Group
“MS&AD Insurance Group is dedicated to helping develop a vibrant society. Our goal is to secure a sound future for the planet through safety and security as a signatory to these principles. Japan’s non-life insurance industry is dealing with ESG issues toward the formation of a sustainable society. In this, MS&AD Insurance Group will take a central role as one of the leading non-life insurance groups in Japan.
Although one of the insurance companies of MS&AD Insurance Group, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance has signed these principles since 2012, MS&AD Insurance Group has decided to change signatory from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to MS&AD Insurance Group and has declared to advance these principles as a group.”
Antonio Huertas Mejías – Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE
“The UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance are the expression of some of the most outstanding qualities of enduring companies, along with the virtues proper to the insurance industry. On the one hand, these “Principles” support the company’s ability to create around a sustainable market for their products and services together with the most loyal and productive collaboration with its stakeholders, while in the other hand they align with the best policy of risk management and adaptation to change. Therefore, MAPFRE, consistent with the values that characterize it as a company, decided to promote and support this initiative.”
Marcos Lisboa – CEO of Itaú Seguros
“Over the last few years, Itaú Seguros has been progressively incorporating ESG issues into its products, services, and clients relations. We believe that joining the PSI contributes to this process by strengthening the ESG discussion within the insurance market. In addition, we welcome the opportunity of exchanging experiences with other members of the PSI Global Team and the entire network of UNEP FI, which we perceive as a very relevant forum for developing new partnerships towards sustainable finance.”
Michael J. Morrissey – President and CEO of the International Insurance Society
“As the leading forum for cross border exchange of ideas and strategies in the global insurance industry, with our members in over 90 countries sharing the goal of sustainable development, the IIS is proud to work with the UNEP Finance Initiative as a founding supporting institution of the Principles of Sustainable Insurance. With member insurers large and small, from developed and emerging markets, the IIS looks forward to actively working to advance the global initiative of promoting sustainable insurance.”
Shaun Tarbuck – Chief Executive of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation
“The members of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation are hallmarked by values that reflect sustainability objectives: protection of individuals, support of communities in which they live, and development of an environment in which they can thrive. Sustainability is truly in the DNA of cooperative/mutual insurers, with many already demonstrating leadership in addressing the challenges associated with emerging climate and socio-economic change. Becoming a founding supporting institution of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance is a crucial sign of ICMIF’s commitment to encouraging our members to fully embrace the Principles and help move our industry towards a more sustainable future.”
George Kotsalos – CEO of the Interamerican Hellenic Insurance Group
“The promise of insurance towards a safely growing, sustainable local and global society becomes even more vital in our times. UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance do provide an excellent framework of forward looking, material, challenging but absolutely necessary actions the insurance industry should integrate in its daily quest, so to remain a reliable pillar of support for a much needed and robust, environmental, social and economic growth. Interamerican Hellenic Insurance Group will continue to strive towards meeting these challenges.”
Sharad Shrivastva – Secretary General of Insurance Institute of India
“In partnering UNEP FI’s initiatives, we seek to connect to a large number of insurance professionals with the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, which has emerged as the best practice with global relevance. We find the Principles for Sustainable Insurance deeply rooted in the global need of harmonising development with sustainability and emphasizing the role of insurance professionals in discovering their role and playing it with finesse.”
Melecio C. Mallillin – Chairman of the Insurance Institute for Asia and the Pacific
“The Insurance Institute for Asia and the Pacific fully supports the Principles of Sustainable Insurance through the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative. As a primary source of education in the Asia and the Pacific, we commit to embrace the principles of sustainable insurance through our trainings, seminar and research.”
Robert Whelan – Executive Director and CEO of the Insurance Council of Australia
“After a year in which the world has experienced an unprecedented number of natural disasters and where ever increasing numbers of communities are exposed to these unpredictable and devastating events the importance of a sustainable insurance industry has never been more relevant. So it is for these reasons that the Insurance Council of Australia is in full support of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance as the foundation towards a more engaged and socially relevant insurance industry.”
Douglas Camacho – President of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean
“For the small island developing states of the Caribbean, a region known for its vulnerability and constant threat from natural disasters, the launch of the PSIs bears great importance to its citizens and to the Caribbean Insurance Industry. Our association is pleased to be a part of this initiative and were proud to be the champions to help introduce these initiatives to our members and colleagues. The IAC is committed to developing, incorporating and promoting sustainable programmes to help our region prepare for and cope with the impact of climate change and looks forward to playing an active part in making the Initiatives a success.”
Maurizio Zollo – Academic Director of Global Organizational Learning & Development Network for Sustainability
“I appreciate PSI’s role in realizing sustainable development in the insurance industry. By signing the PSI agreement, participating organizations commit to working together for the development of sustainable business and enterprise models. This is exactly what GOLDEN aims to achieve with experimental research that demonstrates immediately visible and measurable results. We look forward to working with the PSI signatories to achieve our common goals.”
Peter Neilson – CEO of Financial Services Council of New Zealand
“By its very nature the insurance industry is required to take the long view and to achieve a sustainable balance between economic, social and environmental outcomes. Our customers place their trust in us to help grow and protect their wealth. We cannot do that unless we actively manage economic, social and environmental risks. By adopting the Principles for Sustainable Insurance the Financial Services Council has a framework to assess our actions when we market products, extend coverage, price products, invest and engage with stakeholders.”
Idar Kreutzer – CEO of Finance Norway
“We have exciting times of huge challenges ahead, such as population growth and climate change. This will affect both business and our personal choices. If the challenges of sustainable development are to be tackled knowledge and innovation is crucial. Therefore, we believe in sharing experience across sectors and industries. Support for UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance gives us that opportunity. The industry’s main task is to contribute to society’s values through good profitability. We believe businesses of the future will be those that develop products and services in a way that unites global social and environmental challenges with profitable growth.”
Paolo Garonna – Secretary General of Federazione delle Banche delle Assicurazioni e della Finanza
“Responsible and sustainable behavior are the quintessence of leadership and performance. They are also at the heart of the business ethics of the financial industry. We must all engage and commit ourselves at restoring public confidence and building trust in financial institutions and markets. The United Nations, and in particular the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, can play an essential catalytic role in this context.”
Raul De Andrea – Secretary General of Federacion Interamericana de Empresas de Seguro
“As risk managers, risk carriers and long-term investors, the insurance industry plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable economic and social development. FIDES members share the idea that the growing challenge of environmental, social and governance issues calls for a structured management of these issues, which in turn will strengthen the insurance industry’s contribution to society. Therefore, FIDES will do its best to contribute in the promotion and implementation of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance.”
Willem Lalbiharie – CEO of FATUM Schadeverzekering
“We believe that it is the responsibility of every organization to do business in such a way that we ensure a better future for the generations to come. We recognize our responsibility to help solve the environmental, social and governance issues which our society is facing and being in the insurance business for over 131 years and thus the eldest insurance company inSuriname, it is our job to set the example and join the principles for sustainable insurance. The principles for sustainable insurance are directly in line with our future business strategy and the products we want to develop for our clients and community.”
Richard Weurding – CEO of the Dutch Association of Insurers
“Taking social responsibility, offering security and creating opportunities – these are the core values of the Dutch Association of Insurers and the Dutch insurance industry. These values are also firmly embedded in the PSI. The association and the industry explicitly focus on the clients’ interests. That means providing products that are accessible to society as a whole, products that young and old can understand. Permanent financial education and consumer empowerment are part and parcel of our responsibility. At the same time, we strive to realise a sustainable foundation for the insurance industry now and in future. Anticipating on technological progress and social developments create new opportunities which enables us to guarantee security for clients and the industry alike, in the long term. The Association regards the PSI as a clear guideline for the future and actively supports this initiative.”
Niek Hoek – CEO of Delta Lloyd
“The activities of Delta Lloyd have a direct bearing on our customers’ daily lives. We therefore aim to develop and offer products and services that testify to our involvement and integrity, striking the right balance between entrepreneurial spirit and social responsibility. We see commercial success and sustainability as inextricably linked. For us, sustainability boils down to contributing to sustainable value creation for all our relevant stakeholders. We therefore fully support the Principles for Sustainable Insurance and feel proud to be one of the founding partners in the Dutch market.”
Marta Szigeti Bonifert – Chair of Environment & Security Initiative
“As an inter-agency Initiative addressing environmental factors of security risks, ENVSEC has observed an increasing trend of natural disasters related to extreme weather over the past decade. Natural disasters adversely affect society, causing loss of human life, suffering and destruction of valuables. At ENVSEC we believe that tackling this growing insecurity with the right preventive measures can mitigate natural hazards. The insurance sector plays a key role in this domain. Therefore ENVSEC is happy to support PSI, because successful cooperation with insurers will improve natural disaster management, foster economic development in vulnerable areas, and better protect society from destructive natural disasters.”
Wole Oshin – CEO of Custodian & Allied
“Custodian is committed to exceeding the expectations of all its stakeholders in a responsible and forward-thinking manner. Consequently becoming a PSI signatory and internalizing the principles in the management of the risks and opportunities associated with environmental, social and governance issues in our business is a critical step in this commitment. Custodian is therefore extremely honored to be among the first Nigerian insurers to join and subscribe to the PSI. ”
Femi Oyetunji – CEO of Continental Reinsurance
“As a reinsurer, we are in the business to protect people over the long term. I am therefore very proud that Continental Reinsurance is the first insurer/reinsurer in Africa (outside of South Africa) to become a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance, demonstrating our adoption of sustainable insurance aims, accountability, and transparency to the public in managing environmental, social and governance issues. We create lasting value by adhering to these principles, therefore enhancing our risk management. The Principles complement Continental Reinsurance’s values perfectly”.
Polly Courtice – Director of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
“As Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) I know that leadership from all sectors in addressing critical global challenges is vital. The UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance are a clear statement that insurers understand the contribution they can make to a sustainable economy and society. ClimateWise, CISL’s global insurance industry leadership group driving action on climate change risk, demonstrates that far-sighted management of climate risk is key to the long-term resilience of both the insurance industry and our societies. We look forward to building synergies with all forward-thinking stakeholders to achieve the greatest impact. ”
Mindy Lubber – President of Ceres
“As risk managers and major institutional investors, insurers have a vital interest, and play an important role, in fostering society’s collective response to halt and reverse global warming. We believe that stronger insurance industry leadership on climate change issues will strengthen and accelerate our world’s transition to a clean energy future while helping to build a resilient and sustainable society. As such, Ceres is pleased to join UNEP FI and fully supports the Principles for Sustainable Insurance.”
Clifford Shearing – Director of the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town
“The recent increase in insured losses, linked to climate change, continues to highlight how climate-related losses are often the product of the interface between ecological and social systems. We believe the insurance industry has a major role to play, locally as well as globally, in exploring and shaping this interface”.
Jorge Hilário Gouvêa Vieira – President of the Brazilian Insurance Confederation (CNseg)
“CNseg is proud to be a PSI supporting institution. We recognize the leading role of Brazil in world’s sustainability affairs, especially in the environmental and social dimensions, and we are committed to use our direct access to the Brazilian insurance market to highlight the importance of adopting sustainability as a permanent posture in business, and to stimulate the observance of the PSI to improve the quality of life in our society.”
Marco Antonio Rossi – President of Grupo Bradesco Seguros
“It is an honor for the Grupo Bradesco Seguros – as part of the Bradesco conglomerate – to join UNEP FI and support the launch of Principles for Sustainable Insurance – especially at this moment whenBrazilis hosting a major event likeRio+20. We constantly strive to raise awareness of environmental, social and governance issues within the insurance industry, while working toward designing sustainable solutions capable of reducing risks.”
Thomas Buberl – CEO of AXA
“As an insurer, our business is to protect people over the long term; we therefore have a responsibility to leverage our skills to help build a stronger and safer society. I am very proud the AXA Group is signing the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. I believe that by integrating, with the other signatories, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into decision-making across the insurance value chain, we will contribute to a more sustainable insurance industry. This is another step for us in our engagement towards corporate responsibility, but also a call for action for the coming years. I am convinced that, with these Principles, we will better serve our clients and society as a whole.”
John McFarlane – Executive deputy chairman of Aviva plc
“As a founding signatory of UNEPFI in 1995, through to our founding membership of LEAD Global Compact in 2011, Aviva has demonstrated that we actively recognise our responsibility to help tackle the environmental, social and governance challenges facing our business and society today. Every industry should champion sustainability and especially ours which for hundreds of years has been protecting the things that matter most to people. We are proud to be a founding signatory of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance and would ask every insurer to sign up.”
Michael Emmel – CEO of Atlanticlux
“We are very happy and proud to be a member of UNEP FI and a partner of PSI.The current crisis in the financial sector should open for the future every bodies eyes to monitor, understand, respect and protect the financial systems. In the same way we carefully have to protect and handle the natural ecosystems. Atlanticlux is taking over responsibility by offering the policyholders sustainable and ethical investments for conventional insurance and Takaful business. We would like to encourage companies and individuals to support the protection of our blue planet.”
Evangeline Crisostomo Escobillo – Secretary General of Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries
“As the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC) currently focused on the role of insurance in poverty alleviation and climate change adaptation, we are honoured to be part of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Through this initiative, we would have a wider view of exchange in practices, experiences and challenges in the insurance business. We strongly believe that the Principles will significantly contribute to the betterment of the insurance industry as it succeeds in all its endeavours.”
Moustapha Wilane – President of Association CAREDAS
“Le CAREDAS, association panafricaine pour la démocratisation de l’assurance adhère pleinement aux principes de l’assurance durable. Concernant les problèmes de la gestion des risques, nous sommes convaincus que le meilleur moyen pour les assureurs de faire face aux nouveaux aléas : sociaux, économiques et environnementaux est de garantir la durabilité des assurances. Soucieux d’une société de sécurité garantissant les bases d’un développement durable, CAREDAS essaie de renforcer l’apport du secteur des assurances et félicite l’ensemble des signataires. Ainsi s’inscrivant dans une dynamique participative, espérons nous l’adoption et la mise en œuvre de PSI en Afrique.”
Lard Friese – CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of AEGON NV
“We’re proud to be one of the founding members of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance. The global insurance industry plays a vital role in helping to solve social and environmental issues. We see that people are living longer. With the right opportunities and support, people can make the most of their extended time on earth to help care for their environment and our planet. These Principles highlight our industry’s determination to help meet the challenges of climate change, inequality and increasing urbanization, while also addressing the opportunities an increasingly longer life brings.”
Willem van Duin – Chairman of the Executive Board of Achmea
“Being a cooperative insurance company, Achmea sees it as her natural duty to sign the principles. The PSI will strengthen the base under our daily business and our efforts to provide citizens worldwide with the best possible insurance solutions. Achmea is pleased to see that the PSI put extra stress on raising awareness for social issues in our branche. We feel that we came a long way, since a group of farmers established our company over 200 years ago. However we also acknowledge that knowing your customers and working together with them is the key to a solid financial future; for ourselves as a company, but mainly for those who need insurance.”
Uğur Gülen – CEO of Aksigorta A.Ş.
“As a company with the purpose of protecting the valuable together with new generation solutions for a sustainable life, we are proud and happy to contribute to the UNEP PSI initiative.”
Rizwan Hussain – Managing Director & CEO of Salaam Takaful Limited
“We are honored to become a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance which represents a global network of stakeholders who believe that the insurance/takaful industry can play a significant role in supporting sustainable development. At its core, takaful is ethical and responsible insurance. Therefore, one of our main strategic priorities is to play a crucial role in building a climate-smart, grassroots agricultural value chain through providing smallholder farmers and herders agri-tech solutions with lower premiums and faster payouts. Becoming a signatory allows us to incorporate the PSI into our business practices, raise our ESG intelligence, and strengthen interactions with the PSI network of businesses, regulators, and institutional investors.”
Kevin O’Donnell – President & CEO of Renaissance Re
“RenaissanceRe’s purpose is to protect communities and enable prosperity. This purpose drives our commitment to our ESG Strategy, where we focus on areas that our risk acumen intersects with our ability to make a meaningful impact on society. Signing the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance strengthens this commitment and we look forward to working with our industry to build a more sustainable future.”
Peter Maina – CEO of East Africa Reinsurance Company Ltd.
“East Africa Reinsurance Company is delighted to become a signatory of the UN Environment’s PSI initiative. As a reinsurer, we aim to provide quality risk solutions, excellent service and enhanced value to all our stakeholders. We believe that the Principles are a foundation upon which the insurance industry and the society as a whole can build a stronger relationship – one that puts sustainability at the heart of risk management in pursuit of a more forward-looking and better managed world.”
Andrej Slapar – President of the Management Board, Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d.
“By pursuing our mission to build a safer future, we are realizing our sustainability goals. At the end of 2020, the Triglav Group’s commitment to sustainability was adopted and upgraded by sustainability strategy at the end of 2021. Strategic sustainability ambitions set out the direction of the Group’s development in the environmental, social and governance areas (ESG) in four key areas: Sustainability in our core business activities (Insurance and Asset Management), Triglav Group‘s business processes, Responsible stakeholder engagements and Effective corporate governance.”
Charles Fenton – CEO of Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association Limited (TT Club)
“As a mutual Club, our overarching purpose is to make the international transport and logistics industry safer, more secure and as a result, more sustainable. We see the challenges our Members face to tackle sustainability head on and work hard to support them wherever we can. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance align with the Club’s approach in servicing its Members and we look forward to working with other like-minded organisations towards this common goal.”
Philippe Lallemand – CEO of Ethias SA
“When one grasps the brutal reality of the current and upcoming environmental and social challenges, inaction is not an option. Our corporate purpose should not be to become the best insurance company, but instead to do what’s best for the community and the environment. By embracing the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, Ethias is thrilled to join this community of like-minded peers, so that, together, we can become part of the solution.”
Vorranut Piantam – Executive Director of Thaipat Institute
“Thaipat Institute, a non-profit organization helps driving integration of sustainability into our clients’ core business activities. We are appreciated for joining UNEP FI as a PSI supporting institution, We are committed to creating ESG value through PSI principles for our business clients and making our contribution to achieving the UN SDGs.”